My cousin is here, visiting from China. He came over to visit and meet V the other day. He was wandering around the house and came across our ‘picture board’ (it needs updating quite desperately)…
He spent a few minutes looking at the board and I heard him say, ‘Oh my God… Is that you?’
The picture he was looking at was the one below (I’m on the left).
I turned to see which photo he was talking about and said, ‘Yep.’ He asked when it was taken. So I told him, ‘Six years ago – the week of our wedding.’
‘WOW! You were seriously slim!’
Yes. Yes. Yes I know I was. I know I’m not anymore. I know it’s highly unlikely that I’ll actually look like that again. But funnily enough, I didn’t mind so much that he’d said that.
What I DID mind was my husband (who was also in the room) nodding his head in agreement and saying something like, ‘Yep’ (but he was actually saying a whole lot more).
That’s when I asked him, ‘Have *you* looked in the mirror lately? Have you seen *your* belly? And you didn’t even carry a child in it for nine months! What’s *your* excuse?’ Poor man ran for cover.
But… But I knew. There’s no excuse to look the way I do when Vinay is already 18 months! I should have lost all the weight (it can’t even be classified as baby weight anymore) already!
I see mums in playgroup – with children (some have more than one) that are younger or about the same age as Vinay – and they look FABULOUS!
That’s it. Time to do something about it!